High-octane revenge Western from the co-creator of Judge Dredd.
The Gun-Slingin' Face of Fury!
1862 – a time of great turmoil. As the American Civil War tears a nation in two, dangerous men prosper through bloodshed. El Mestizo was once a slave who managed to escape to Mexico. Now he's come back over the border – a mercenary for hire. But is he really allied to neither side?
Alan Hebden scripted a number of comics in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including strips for Battle such as The Rat Pack with artists Carlos Ezquerra, Massimo Belardinelli and Eric Bradbury, Major Eazy with Carlos Ezquerra, War Dog and Fighting Mann with Cam Kennedy and both Death Squad and Crazy Keller with Eric Bradbury. For Starlord he wrote Mind Wars which featured the art of Jesus Redondo, and he scripted the majority of Planet of the Damned (it’s opening having been scripted by Pat Mills). His prolific work for 2000 AD included Meltdown Man and the sequel to Harlem Heroes with Massimo Bellardinelli. He also scripted Death Planet which featured the first female lead in a 2000 AD strip. Alan is still working in the industry today, writing various war stories for DC Thomson’s Commando and is also currently working on a violent, sexy novel that follows a blood-soaked trail of retribution, from the India of the Raj on the eve of WW1 to England and Italy at the start of the Swinging Sixties.
Carlos Ezquerra was the co-creator of Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Rat Pack, Major Eazy and many other fan favourite characters, he designed the classic original Dredd costume as well as visually conceptualising Mega-City One. In addition to these credits he also illustrated A.B.C. Warriors, Judge Anderson, Tharg the Mighty, and Cursed Earth Koburn amongst many other stories. Outside of the ‘Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’, Ezquerra illustrated the first Third World War episodes in Crisis magazine, and become a regular collaborator with Garth Ennis, working on Adventures in the Rifle Brigade, Bloody Mary, Just a Pilgrim, Condors, The Magnificent Kevin and two special Preacher episodes. He died in 2018 but his profound influence on the world of comic art cannot be overstated.
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